Each time the car slows to a slow enough speed it starts searching for a Wi-Fi network. If an authorised Volvo network (at a workshop) is found, a message is displayed or a pop-up window opens in the centre display. (This does not apply when you connect manually, see the section "Connecting to a workshop manually" below).
Connecting to a workshop automatically
To avoid the driver being disturbed by unwanted connection inquiries (for example, if the car is often parked in the neighbourhood of a workshop with an authorised Volvo network), the connection mode will change to manual if the driver declines connection twice within a period of 5 days.
Without driver confirmation
This option provides the most convenient way of transmitting troubleshooting data. The car connects without the need for the driver to confirm.
If the car stops at the workshop and is switched off with the start knob, a message is shown at the top in the centre display. The car will connect automatically when the driver’s door is opened unless the driver presses the Cancel message button.
With driver confirmation
This option requires confirmation by the driver for the car to connect.
If the car stops at the workshop and is switched off with the start knob, a pop-up window is opened in the centre display. If the driver taps the Connect button in the pop-up window then the car will automatically be connected when the driver's door is opened. If the driver does nothing, or presses the Abort button in the pop-up window, no connection will be made.
Connecting to a workshop manually
Manual connection is made by the service technician.
Changing the connection mode
The way the car connects can be changed in the settings view in the centre display.
Press Settings in the top view.
Select Automatically connect when I arrive, Ask before connecting or Never connect and never ask (manual connection).